THUNDER BAY – Crime News – Thunder Bay Police did not have a completely quiet time over the Christmas break. There were a variety of crimes dealt with by police over the past several days.
On Christmas morning, just after 1:00AM Officers went to an apartment located in the 400 block of Prince Arthur Boulevard to deal with a noise complaint. When officers arrived the occupant of the building refused to answer the door for the officers and became uncooperative. Police report “A short time later the male opened the door and began waving a knife at the officers”.
The male was arrested at gun point after pepper spray was utilized to him to put down the knife. 51 year old Ricky Nieminen was charged with Assault With A Weapon and was remanded to the District Jail for another court appearance later today.
Assault With An Axe Sends Two People To Hospital
Thunder Bay Police Officers were called to a residence located on the 1500 block of Rankin Street just before 10:30PM on December 26th, 2012 to deal with a male who had reportedly just broken into a residence and assaulted a person with an axe.
When officers arrived the ambulance personal were already assisting a thirty-five year old male who had been struck in the back with the axe. The victim was escorted to the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Center. The two other occupants of the residence we unharmed. The individuals involved in this incident were known to each other.
The accused had fled the scene before the officers had arrived. A short time later he was located at his residence on Kensington Drive. The male complied with officers and was arrested without incident. The officers escorted the accused to the hospital to be treated for injuries that he received during the initial altercation on Rankin Street.
A twenty-eight year old male has been charged with Break and Enter and Aggravated Assault. Both males are still in the hospital in good condition. The investigation is continuing.